Book talk: 'Past, present, and future of economic growth: how we should rethink it' with Daniel Susskind (In-person attendance fully booked)

Past Event

24 April 2024, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Oxford Martin School & Online
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Growth event V2

Over the past two centuries, economic growth has freed billions from poverty and made our lives far healthier and longer.

As a result, the unfettered pursuit of growth defines economic life around the world. Yet this prosperity has come at an enormous price: deepening inequalities, destabilising technologies, environmental destruction and climate change. Confusion reigns. For many, in our era of anaemic economic progress, the worry is slowing growth - in the UK, Europe, China and elsewhere. Others understandably claim, given its costs, that the only way forward is through 'degrowth', deliberating shrinking our economies.

At this time of uncertainty about growth and its value, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind has written Growth: A Reckoning and in this talk, with Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, he will argue that we cannot abandon growth but instead we must redirect it, making it better reflect what we truly value. He will explore what really drives growth, and offer original ideas for combatting our economic slowdown.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception and book sale, all welcome


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Professor Daniel Susskind
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Ethics in AI

Daniel Susskind is a Research Professor in Economics at King's College London and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University.

He is the author of A World without Work and co-author of the bestselling The Future of the Professions.

Previously, he worked in the British government, as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, the Cabinet Office, and at 10 Downing Street.

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Professor Ian Goldin
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change

Professor Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College and responsible for the Oxford Martin School Programmes on the Future of Work, Technological and Economic Change, and Future of Development.

Goldin has received wide recognition for his contributions to development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is the presenter of three BBC series After the Crash, Will AI Kill Development? and The Pandemic That Changed the World and has published over 50 articles and 23 books, the most recent of which are Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, and Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years. More information can be found at